The Lounge Room


The Lounge Room on James has a little outdoor area on the footpath with the traffic noise perhaps intruding a bit, but that didn’t seem to deter diners as the al fresco area was full when we dropped by for a quick lunch this week - we went inside and ...

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Orla’s Wee Snug


I was reading the Sunday Times magazine on the weekend and noticed a review of a bar in West Perth I was not aware of and so, on Monday, as we were in town, decided to catch the Red Cat up Hay Street and try out Orla’s Wee Snug. With some ...

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Tarts, near the Hyde Park end of Lake Street, has been a favourite breakfast spot for many years. It is an attractive and welcoming place – busy to be sure – with seating both inside and outdoors. Friendly staff add to the feel. On this recent ...

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Spring Espresso


On our way to a meeting in Bagot Road this morning and being a little ahead of time we had the chance for a quick coffee; we spied Spring Espresso almost next door to the meeting place and decided to try it out. A small space, in the Crossways ...

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Finlay and Sons


Another very popular breakfast spot in the growing Inglewood food destination, Finlay and Sons is well worth a visit. As with most of these breakfast places on weekends, especially, you need to get in early or be prepared to wait. Still with the ...

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Tropico in a small shopping centre in Flora Terrace, set back from the coastal strip in North Beach has become extremely popular, and on weekends, especially, a very early arrival is called for! A well designed place, light, airy and modern it simply ...

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Jane Brook Estate


On Toodyay Road, a little off the beaten track of Swan Valley wineries, Jane Brook Estate has been producing excellent wines for many years - certainly from the time David and Bev Atkinson bought the Vignacourt winery back in the early 1970s. Some ...

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Rifos, on the corner of Guildford Rd and 8th Avenue stands as something of a bookend to the revitalization of the Maylands strip which began along Whatley Crescent and has moved up the Avenue to where Rifos stood a lonely coffee and breakfast haven ...

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Xpresso Lane Cafe


Xpresso Lane opened in the refurbished Bassendean Village shopping centre mid last year – it is open, light and airy with chairs and tables spilling out into the centre and on the footpath outside – a lot of room for those wishing to eat ...

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Impressive little coffee shop, Sidekick, is in the main street of Margaret River just along from the IGA and across the car park from Settlers Tavern – glass all round with seats inside and out – quite a small space but benches along the windows add ...

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